Program benefits

Along with a competitive edge when you're ready to join the workforce after graduation, there are many benefits of participating in the C.Edge program. They include the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to strategically develop your career while earning an income  
  • Get support from our professional team in finding an internship in your field
  • Apply your academic learnings in a "real world" work environment
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Develop important personal and professional skills

Internship criteria

All internships must:

  • Be paidfull-time positions (minimum 35 hrs./week) that are relevant to your program of study
  • Start in September, January or May and last between 12 to 17 weeks
  • Not be supervised by a family member

Eligibility for students 

Admission to the Institute is a competitive process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance into the Institute's programs. Before applying students must:

  • Have at least 60 credits remaining at the time of application.
  • Be part-time or full-time during their study terms (international students refer to international student policies below)
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 Concordia credits (36 credits for chemistry/biochemistry), not including ECP (Extended Credit Program) and MEP (Mature Entry Program) credits before the internship begins.
  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for GCS and FAS (3.3 for Political science), and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 for JMSB.
  • Be registered in a Concordia University undergraduate academic program which has a C.Edge option, such as:

Required steps to complete the C.Edge program

To successfully complete the C.Edge program students must:

NOTE: Prior to the work term students must apply to, interview for, and be hired for an internship.

Student policies

How to apply

Applications to join C.Edge are reviewed once a year in February (winter admission).

Applications to join C.Edge are currently closed.

Applications for admission to C.Edge will resume on January 23, 2023 and close on February 12, 2023.

Students will be advised of their admission status within 3 weeks after the closure of application period. Admission is highly competitive, and admission is not guaranteed regardless of academic performance.

To submit your application:
You must use your student email account, log in to Office 365 and select your faculty below.

Faculty of Fine Arts AND Faculty of Arts & Science: Apply hereGina Cody School of Engineering & Computer Science: Apply here

Please note:

  • Incomplete/late email submissions will not be considered 
  • The Institute is unable to reply to individual emails regarding the status of an application. Decisions will be sent via email at least 10 business days after the application deadline
  • This is a competitive program. Simply meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission.
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